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The Pearl Post

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

Club Corner: Earth Club plants their plans for environment

Andre Arcilla
Vice President Alia Galvan and President Emma Rosenberg hold a presentation for Earth Club on April 3. The presentation was about what the club could do in the future such as school clean-ups and adding planters schoolwide.

After the school’s Volunteer for Our Sphere Club shut down, junior Emma Rosenberg felt there was a gap in opportunities for environmental activism for students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.

“I’m really passionate about the environment and environmental issues,” said President Rosenberg, who is on staff of The Pearl Post. “I thought starting the club up again would give people the chance to participate in helping it out.”

The newly reopened and renamed Earth Club meets in Room 15 every Wednesday and it hasn’t been back for long, but members are already making sure to start drawing up various plans for future club activities.

They plan to beautify the campus by putting planters around the school and planting various crops. The club has had talks with math and Portuguese teacher Gonçalo Fino de Sousa to transform his outdoor area with greenery. They are considering organizing park clean-ups in collaboration with the non-profit organization TreePeople.

“At this school, some people don’t clean up their things and their trash, which is simple to me,” said Vice President Alia Galvan, who is on staff of The Pearl Post as well. “Maybe, it’s just one more piece of trash but it’s still adding to the pile of pollution.”

The club hopes to raise environmental awareness via posters and a plan to put succulents in classrooms so students can see the fruits of caring for the environment. Rosenberg said that the club has come up with a plan to possibly sell succulents to help the club pay for planters. 

“(The environment) recently became an interest to me,” junior Jennie Lopez said. “As soon as I saw the club was formed, I thought I should probably do my part and help the environment.”

On Earth Day and every day after that, there are many things people can do, such as volunteering for clean-ups, to help the environment and practice conservation. (Alexa Garay)
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Andre Arcilla
Andre Arcilla, Digital Media Editor
Junior Andre Arcilla is entering his first year on staff as the Digital Media Editor of The Pearl Post. Arcilla enjoys drawing art and editing videos. His goal this school year is to lessen his procrastination and to wear better outfits.
Alexa Garay
Alexa Garay, Features Editor
Alexa Garay is in her first year on staff as the Features Editor for The Pearl Post. She is a junior and hopes to improve her writing, confidence and communication skills by stepping out of her comfort zone. Outside of school, she spends her time ice skating, rollerblading, playing the drums and listening to music.
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